macOS Ventura Mail has a glitch when reminding you if you forget to add an attachment or recipient

As noted by MacRumors, macOS Ventura’s Mail is sometimes parsing addresses in signatures as missing recipients.

With the operating system update, Apple updated Mail app with, among other things, the ability to remind you if you forget to add an attachment or recipient. However, MacRumors reports that it turns out that Mail incorrectly parses email addresses included in signatures as missing recipients.

“The new feature that is currently bothering me is Mail’s new ability to remind me if I forget an attachment or recipient,” writes 512 Pixels‘ Stephen Hackett, who was first to highlight the problem.

“Gmail and others have had this for years, and it’s honestly great,” he says. “It’s just too bad that Mail doesn’t seem to understand that some people put their email addresses in their email signatures.”

“As you can see in this screenshot [above], Mail has started warning me every time I send a message that the email address in my footer has been left off the recipient list.

“This is a shockingly dumb catch on Mail’s part because the application should know what I have set up using its own Signatures feature. It’s literally right there in the app’s own settings.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.